When I heard Lady Gaga‘s “Paparazzi” I couldn’t quite figure out what the chorus was reminding me of. It just came to me today – “Take My Breath Away” by Berlin. This is the main love song featured in the 1986 Tom Cruise film Top Gun. Not as dramatic as I thought when I eventually checked it out, but thought I would post it anyway.
Berlin - "Take My Breath Away" (1986)
Lady Gaga - "Paparazzi" (2008)
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Yeah, it was bugging me too for a while until I too thought of “Take My Breath Away”, (then I googled the two bringing me here!)
I kept hearing part of Paparazzi as used in an advertisement on the USA channel for an upcoming dog show, ( Westminster Kennel Club I think? – cute ad)
But your right, it’s just bits and pieces…
Hard to believe that Top Gun is almost 25 years old huh? The F14 Tomcats they flew are in mothballs.
I see rumors just about everywhere, that absolutely nothing in Drag queen Gaga is original and that she is really a copycat 🙁 I still adore Lady Gaga coZ she is awesome!
Haha…there are really some similarities… I really enjoyed playing the two music at the same time… good post!
The voice is a strong similarity too
wow, great. sounds like the same chords, just sped up. rob fusari produced this one. blame him?
they sound slightly similar, but it’s a really common melody. pretty much every song has similarities to a different song that was released before it
You have your year wrong. Paparazzi was released in 2008 on “The Fame” album.
Thanks Aaron, you’re correct. I based that year on the release of the single. I’ll correct it now.
That’s funny because the first time I actually heard the Paparazzi song by Lady Gagag I wasn’t paying much attention and thought it was Take my Breat Away, and then I realised it was a totaly new song… So, I got that impression the very first time.
I’m glad I’m not alone ! ^^
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My husband and I were watching the March 5th, 2023, episode of CBS Sunday Morning and during the “In Memoriam” part they played a very simple piano-only song (no lyrics) that we both thought was Lady Gaga’s Paparazzi. It turns out it was Take My Breath Away which was sung by Berlin and written by Giorgio Moroder and Tom Whitlock, who died this past week.